Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] is relaunching the men’s only Walking Football session at WePlay Football Preston on a Tuesday night.
The session was a success previously but was halted two years ago due to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Walking Football is a slower paced version of the standard game, where running is not permitted, therefore encouraging the inclusion of older participants.
The men’s only session will be open to men over the age of 50 to contest an hour of football action in a friendly and welcoming environment, hosted by PNECET.
The session will take place at the PNE Community Training Centre at PlayFootball Preston, Ingol, every Tuesday night from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, with a cost of £3 a session.
Participants will be required to wear trainers with the session taking place in the sports hall.
Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “We’re proud of our Walking Football provision and to again have a mixed session, men’s only session and women’s only session being delivered every week is fantastic.
“The programme provides not only the opportunity for participants to engage in physical activity, but to sustain and develop friendships with like-minded people.
“This is yet another programme to which we can signpost participants of our other programmes to allow them to continue to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while utilising the power and appeal of Preston North End.”
PNECET’s Walking Football provision includes a mixed session on a Friday morning for both men and women, from 11am until 12 noon. Participants can take part for £3 a session with a social hour following immediately thereafter with the provision of complimentary refreshments.
There is also a women’s only session on a Thursday evening from 7pm until 8pm, which takes place on an outdoor astro-turf pitch, which is priced at £5 a session.
All those involved in the Trust’s Walking Football programmes will have the potential opportunity to represent PNECET in organised Walking Football fixtures and tournaments against other clubs.
For more information about our Walking Football provision, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.